CH8 PPT - Social Stratification World’s Richest and...

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Unformatted text preview: Social Stratification World’s Richest and Poorest Countries DoD photo by: SSGT Maritza Fernandez, USAF Photo from the U.S. Census Bureau Extreme poverty — the most severe form of poverty, in which people cannot afford the basic human necessities (food, water, clothes, and shelter). A state of extreme poverty is characterized by malnutrition, chronic hunger, and disease 1.2 billion people—about 1/5 of the world’s population—live in a state of extreme poverty Extreme wealth — the most excessive form of wealth in which a very small minority of people (perhaps as few as 225) possess enough money, material possessions, and resources such that a 4 percent levy on that wealth could provide adequate food, safe water, sanitation, and basic health care for the 1.2 billion poorest people on the planet. The combined income of the 400 wealthiest people in the United States is estimated to be $955 billion. This amount is equivalent in size to the 11 th largest economy in the world....
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course SOCI 1301 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at Richland Community College.

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CH8 PPT - Social Stratification World’s Richest and...

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